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CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
this done. this is obviously a tough time in america, a tough time here in montana. just six months ago we were in the middle of the worst recession in our lifetimes. we were losing about 700 jobs each month. economists of all stripes feared a second coming of the great depression. that is why we acted as best as we could to pass a recovery plan to stop the freefall. i want to just beat briefly about the recovery plan because that has our people's view of the health care debate. the recovery plan was divided into three parts. one-third of the money in the revery act went to tax cuts that have already started showing up in the paychecks of about 400,000 working families in montana. 400,000 working families have seen their taxes reduced because of the recovery act. [applause] we also cut taxes for small businesses on the investments that they make in more than 200 montanans small businesses have qualified for new loans backed by the recovery act, including ten businesses right in the boseman area. [applause] another one-third of the money in the recovery act is for emergency relief for folks
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
at a health care town hall meeting in montana, followed by a conversation with howard dean on health care. >> three days of peace, love, and music. 40 years ago, a half-million people gathered for woodstock. saturday, the co-founder takes us behind the scenes at 9:00 p.m. eastern. radio talk-show executive brian jennings on the new fairness doctrine, why is a bad idea, and alternatives to censure sai -- century ship. >> now a convention of on-line activists that organizers called the rightonline conference. it is a two-day gathering to counter the netroots nation gathering also this week. this is about an hour. >> in 1824, thomas jefferson surmised that the country had more machinery than was necessary. with nearly five trillion dollars in debt, massive government and titles, and the budget deficit approaching $2 trillion, his words have never been more true. americans for prosperity foundation plays a crucial role in reversing this government tide. together, informed americans can stop government takeovers. together, informed americans can stand for common sense. together, informed ameri
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 6:30pm EDT
know, a lot of people talk about max bachus. max bachus pays attention to what people say in montana. he does. there's been single payors in his state. and this republican force is going to die. when grassley said the other day he pretty much admitted this was a farce, chairman baucus knows he has to get a bill out of this committee and if he only has democrats to work with, guess what the majority democrats on his committee favor a political option. if he's going to get a bill out of this committee with zero republican boats it's going to have to have a public option in the senate finance bill; otherwise, there isn't going to be a bill, right? and he knows there has to be a bill. so it matters what you say. it's one of the reasons i've been very careful not to criticize individual senators. i don't mind talking about their views because at the end, i think we're going to get almost every democratic senator. almost every one because there's not going to be any republicans. they're not going to be interested in forming the bill and, therefore, the democratic caucus is going to have a
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 2:00am EDT
to what people say in montana. he does. there's been single payors in his state. and this republican force is going to die. when grassley said the other day he pretty much admitted this was a farce, chairman baucus knows he has to get a bill out of this committee and if he only has democrats to work with, guess what the majority democrats on his committee favor a political option. if he's going to get a bill out of this committee with zero republican boats it's going to have to have a public option in the senate finance bill; otherwise, there isn't going to be a bill, right? and he knows there has to be a bill. so it matters what you say. it's one of the reasons i've been very careful not to criticize individual senators. i don't mind talking about their views because at the end, i think we're going to get almost every democratic senator. almost every one because there's not going to be any republicans. they're not going to be interested in forming the bill and, therefore, the democratic caucus is going to have a huge influence in this and the majority of the people in the democratic caucu
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
. same thing with health care. if you are in nebraska, montana , where mount -- where max baucus is from, iowa where chuck grassley is from. you are going to see these ads playing out much more. that is why the coverage on c- span is so great on this issue, including the videos that you have been getting from town halls. >host: let me ask you about senator baucus. he will be in attendance, although he will not be speaking at the town hall meeting in montana, and there's also a piece this morning in "the washinton post," how the deficit is playing in all this. senator baucus's role in the health-care debate, and also the deficit impact on the debate. guest: senator baucus is one of the keys to having any sort of a deal that will have republicans on board. if he can work with top republicans, senator grassley has said, as viewers know, the he will not make it one man deal. he agrees to a deal, it will be one that republicans can agree to. that is why republicans are watching so closely what will come out of german baucus' -- of chairman baucus' committee. it might be a little rowdier, a li
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 7:00am EDT
are determined in law by congress. host: does a general practitioner in montana get paid the same as one in new york city? guest: no, because part of the formula is supposed to account for the cost of maintaining a medical practice. about half of the physician fee is not based on what they take time, but what it costs to run their office or practice. rents in new york city are substantially higher than in montana. those differences are built into the formula. host: is that where the national coverage determination comes into play? guest: no, that coverage speaks specifically to what medical procedures for tests medicare will pay for. technology is changing. medical practice is changing. medicare like every other insurer must decide if and when it will pay for some new treatment or approach. historic late, in medicare most of those decisions were made initially at the local level by the carriers, the private companies who under contract to the government manage the program. each had a medical director and they in turn had advisory committees. when something you came along they would decide wheth
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 1:00pm EDT
goes back on the road tomorrow to talk about health care. he will be in belgrade, montana, to talk about his plan to overhaul the nation's health- care system. on saturday, the first family plans to spend part of the day in yellowstone. afterward, president obama has to another forum in grand junction, colorado. white house officials have said that the trip is partly aimed at encouraging people to visit national parks, as well as to get out the message on health care. this morning, "washington journal" asked to be worse if the message is indeed getting out. we will show you as much as we can -- a view is if the message is indeed getting out. we will show you as much as we can. have the health care protests changed your mind? beginning with a call from sun city, fla. on the independent line. what is your thinking as an independent? caller: thanks for taking my call. it has changed my mind a bit. i think the american people would benefit by being a self- insured group, and i think it is nice that obama it is given a choice. what i would like to impress everyone with and this is very
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2009 6:00am EDT
. >> my colleague from montana brought up the testimony from mr. ludwig, i want to go into another area of his testimony that i found very interesting. he makes the point, and i'm sure he could make it much better than i, which he may get a chance to do later, but he would suggest avoiding a two-tier system that allows the largest too big to fail institutions over smaller institutions. he makes the point that perhaps it would be also two-tier regulators, the best light it is in one system and others in another. the--- to regulators in once -- the best regulators in one system and the others in another. and not treating a bias and the system that would be in favor of those institutions to develop over those that were not too big to fail. >> there are a couple of questions, one being weather should be tier one entities designated as to begin fail, regardless of the occ and oversight. and weather as part of regulatory consolidation that you have a regulator based on size. we have concerns about designating institutions formally as tier one. i think you could probably say he was not, based
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 7:00am EDT
three town house on thursday in new hampshire, friday in mantegna -- montana, and then the next day in caller. obama is making his pitch today with the same argument -- and the pitch he is making is to those who have health insurance. early on the debate had to do with cost or those who are not insured. but now that pitch is made so that a% who are injured mainly through their employer -- he is trying to tell them how they will benefit. it has been an evolution of the last two weeks. host: the president layoutlays t some key points. it says that reform will being down skyrocketing costs and improve quality. he talks about the tone or tenor. he says that the vigorous debate taking place is a good thing. but let's make sure that we talk with one another and not over one another. he says let's disagree over issues that are real. of course he is tapping into the fact that these town hall meetings have been very explosive, a lot of intense things going on. will the president gained traction with this sort of dialogue? guest: you see people coming to town hall meetings with pitchforks. it
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
on economic advisers estimated monday that athe program helped sell nearly 700,000 cars. azar aki,mon montana, you are next. stay on our republican line. caller: yes, abzurki, montana. i do not think president obama can keep his pledge not -- on not raising taxes on the middle class. i am disabled and receive social security disability, so i think i can relate to the many seniors in this country whose numbers will be growing also. the thing is, very often i don't have to pay income taxes, however i pay real estate taxes, i pay sales taxes, i pay corporate income taxes. i believe that president obama is an intelligent individual, as are the democrats in congress. and i don't know if they just don't want to eanl that corporate income taxes are passed -- to acknowledge that corporate income taxes are passed on to consumers or that ultimately individuals pay taxes. and whether or not you are in a high-income tax bracket, a middle income tax bracket, or don't pay any income taxes, ultimately all taxes are paid biby individuals. >> if you follow up, you can send us a -- "-- "that promise was made b
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 2:00am EDT
arabia of coal. these are in kentucky, ohio, west virginia, montana and wyoming. do the authors of cap and trade want to tap into that? no america has that and more. we have the uranium, wind, solar, bio mass and hydropower. we have it all and can develop it in a responsible way. the authors of cap and trade don't want to develop all american energy resources. they want to start the energy race with china and india two laps behind as opposed to three laps ahead. the more energy america can produce, the stronger the american economy will be. energy development creates jobs, not just green jobs, but real red, white, and blue jobs. we need to keep all the american jobs we can. we need them all, and the solution rests on our shores. thank you, madam chairman. >> thank you, senator. senator. >> as i was looking over your testimony, it's clear there's a central message that we have here in the united states right now, the technology, row sources, know how to build a clean energy economy that will create jobs and cut our dependence on foreign oil, reducing pollution. this sounds like a triple
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, senator baccus of montana, who many do not believe is a democrat. independent voters are the most crucial in terms of general elections. as tony said, the legislative process is sausage-making. some good, some bad -- no one will be totally satisfied. but i do think president obama will sign a bill and it will be called "the health care reform bill." not everyone will be happy. but they have been trying to do this since harry truman. guest: the reason that very liberal chairman head committees -- both parties have done an effective job going through redistricting cycles. we re-draw district lines. both republicans and democrats have put keep members in safe districts. --key members in six districts. that is where the longevity comes from. and addressing your the they lead up to these positions and find themselves out of step with members who come from more competitive districts -- and it keeps them in these positions. guest: it is really the incumbent preservation or both parties make a deal -- do not tamper with my district because we both want to return to serve in office. redistricting
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2009 7:00am EDT
hampshire, and friday in montana, and saturday in grand junction, colorado. a white house official said that participants would not be screened to keep out opponents. here is the front page of "the baltimore sun" -- noisy disbelief, opponents dominate the town hall meeting on health care. the center is heckled throughout the session. one of our video journalists was their last night. we will show you the full town meeting this evening at 8:00 p.m., but in this article in the baltimore paper -- they began arriving four hours early, ignoring triple digit heat index levels for a chance to holler at and senator benjamin cardin's town hall meeting. he was heckled almost non-stop. the audience jeered his answers and broken to raucous cheers when their comrades confronted the center with this massive remarks. the baltimore paper's article goes on to say that many in the crowd laughed uproariously when cardin said that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to coverage under the democratic plan. they jumped to their feet in one of the loudest ovations of the night after an audience member ask
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 7:00am EDT
by hoover. host: and who were the important players in the legislature? guest: a senator from montana, a democrat, progressive named burton wheller. he had been a new dealer straight down the line, the first of new york to back franklin roosevelt for the presidency in 1931. he had impeccable new deal credentials. he ran on the progressive party ticket in 1924. he was as reliable of a new dealer as there was in the senate. he was much offended by the grab for power by the president. he thought the president had an attempt to imbalance the government in and of the ways, so he led the opposition. host: what was the reaction of the white house when this very important supporter, this center would break from them on the issue? guest: there were quite disgusted. they tried to get him to meet with the president and he said no, save the meal for someone who is possible to persuade. host: one of the things from the book -- the majority leader of the u.s. senate the eyes of a heart attack. guest: he dies and the building is still standing. he was a powerful an interesting majority leader, josep
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
heirs. in return on social security is not as good as a private plan. host: hamilton, montana. you are next on the republican line. caller: carmen, montana. come on, you know me. host: i should have known. caller: i have been talking to you for over 10 years. this guy is not young. his party promotes nothing but freed them, but i do not know why you left boobs like this on tv. why do you let this jerkoff on tv? host: we are going to stop it there. thank you for coming in. guest: that is a pretty big accusation, but we are moving in the current administration, that we may double the national debt in 15 years, if we continue on this path. that is what roosevelt did. we doubled in national debt from 1932 to 1940, and we still have 20% unemployment. that is what we did in the 1930 's, and the danger is we are doing it again today. host: young americans for freedom. they tend to be republican younger people. the birther. he concludes by saying, is this an orchestra did campaign to delegitimize the obama presidency? is the fact that he is a first african-american president a factor? some
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2009 10:00am EDT
. it is just killing me. -- it is just killing the construction business. i worked in oregon and montana, and i come here in a right to work state and making what i did back in the 1980's because of all of the illegals here. you have been fighting -- every step of the way. the whole thing, the police chief of phoenix, he is a democrat and he won't let his officers ask if they are illegal or whatever. host: we will have to live there. mayor gordon, a sharp response? guest: number one, i did not know what the chief police -- he is a professional and recognized, the most respected -- most respected. no. two, with inviting the issues. number three, the officers have a policy that is supported, in fact a model for the country. the other agencies have done it, when it is appropriate, and not based on race but a violation of law as to the legal status. and they arrest. again, i think there is a lot of misunderstanding and unfortunately individuals like the sheriff had targeted people because of the color of their skin. i don't know how you determine whether it individuals are legal or illegal because
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
the record? >> i do not specifically -- we have two town halls leader in the week. one in montana and the other in colorado. the president will be back here for a bit to end some downtime with his family. i do not doubt we will take this battle up in some earnestness in september but there are no specific menu announcements. i think the president believes the format of the town hall in the ability to discuss directly with people what their cares and concerns are, he finds it tremendously valuable. >> is there any concern that this misinformation machine continues and the record cannot be corrected as the white house would like to be, that it could potentially make it more difficult to get health care reform across? >> if the debate is dominated by something that is not true, of course. i do not think the president believes that when all is said and done, that most people will make their decisions on something that is false and something that has been said as false. -- is false. i rent on cable little bit as you in your exhaling noted. -- i rant on cable a little bit as you in your
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 10:00am EDT
. president barack obama had to montana today for a town hall meeting on his health-care plan. the rally is planned in the conservative suburb -- suburb -- belgrade. you can see live coverage on c- span 2 at 3:00. conservative bloggers are meeting in pittsburgh today, as well, for a two-day meeting for strategies. we will have live coverage at 7:40 p.m. for the americans for prosperity organization. >> the newest supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor, attended a reception with president barack obama. we will show it as part of cspan's america and the courts saturday at 7:00, eastern. >> three days of peace, love, and music. 40 years ago this weekend, half a million people gathered for woodstock. saturday, the co-founder will take us behind the scenes. that will be at 9:00 p.m., eastern, on both tv. >> how is cspan funded? >> donations? >> federal funds, grant funds? >> maybe contributions. >> austin, i don't know. >> i would say from commercials. >> advertising? >> something from the government? >> 30 years ago, america pause cable companies created cspan as a public service. it is a pr
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 8:00pm EDT
with people of the finance committee. as i said during friday in mantegna and others, -- in montana and others, our preference is to work through this process and hopefully come out with a bill that has agreement among both parties in the committee. >> are you expecting any republican votes on this bill in the senate or in the house? >> i think there are many that would like to see some health care reform. i trust that the three republicans that working in the senate finance committee are doing so in good faith. i have no reason to believe that they are not. >> how is it a you can achieve a bipartisan bill when it seems you are having trouble achieving a partisan bill, between the blue dogs and the progressives in the house? >> there are blue dogs on the energy and commerce committee that voted out a bill on the house side before we left for recess. this notion that it is impossible even to get an agreement on our side with what a health care plan looks leg belies the notion that this is legislation that went through three committees on the house side. the notion that we cannot get something d
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2009 2:00am EDT
in montana. rural vermont or west virgin i can't recollects to really get a sense for it. opposition for differences. using technology to give students opportunities for higher level classes. a simulate a world. teacher housing and residences are a big thing. we need to touch everybody and challenges are not unique to urban or suburban. interesting is as we look at the 2000 high schools that we call drop out. 20% rural. this is national problem at this level. not inner city problem. they want to fund it best in the every single area and find the lessons we can learn from rural, urban and suburban. many different inputs will offer the solutions we need. not any particular effect. i'll take a few more and then switch to jim. thanks. >> um... i'm sure alecture of the chief technology from the schools in louisiana and i'd like to ask you from your vantage point, what do you think the department can do to encourage innovation in programs already in place. a large amount of federal dollars that come to schools such as myself and entitle, i.d.a programs so those dollars can be a live and w
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. these are in kentucky, ohio, west virginia, montana and wyoming. do the authors of cap and trade want to tap into that? no america has that and more. we have the uranium, wind, solar, bio mass and hydropower. we have it all and can develop it in a responsible way. the authors of cap and trade don't want to develop all american energy resources. they want to start the energy race with china and india two laps behind as opposed to three laps ahead. the more energy america can produce, the stronger the american economy will be. energy development creates jobs, not just green jobs, but real red, white, and blue jobs. we need to keep all the american jobs we can. we need them all, and the solution rests on our shores. thank you, madam chairman. >> thank you, senator. senator. >> as i was looking over your testimony, it's clear there's a central message that we have here in the united states right now, the technology, row sources, know how to build a clean energy economy that will create jobs and cut our dependence on foreign oil, reducing pollution. this sounds like a triple win. i look forward to hearing
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 1:00pm EDT
lawmakers. would you consider, for example, in montana giving to the republican caucus? >> i think the president feels very comfortable with the fact that he is having a representative discussion, despite people's disappointment that he was not yell that. -- yelled at. >> fi you look -- if you look at the protests we saw outside the building yesterday, as a continuum from tea parties and become -- the birth certificate issued, and the gates/crowley episode -- >> i did not go in the front door. i'm saying i did not see a representative sample of the size. >> i was just saying this is a president campaigned on the notion that we could get beyond the ugly partisan warfare of the last 16 years, and there could be rational discussion that could bring parties together. i wonder what happened to that. why did the post-partisan presidency not materialize? >> i do not know if you were outside or inside, but i say there was a rational discussion -- i think there was a rational discussion about issues, not based on ideology or party, inside the town hall. it is not for me to -- i cannot tell
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
james and warren buffett and hannah montana and those evil rich people. but those people in the top income category who will pay this higher tax, two thirds of those people are small business owners and operators. now, how in the world are you going to get more jobs when you tax the employers that create the jobs? one last thing. i've used more of my time but i feel this is so important. we have got to overcome this class warfare rhetoric in washington this idea that the rich are evil has become a cancer cell in our public dialogue. here's the amazing thing. if we do the 5% income tax increase for the health care and then we do, you all know that president obama wants to move back to the old tax rates. he wants to rescind the bush tax cuts. that means the highest will go 35 to 40%. then you add on the 5.25%. and then if you live in a state like new york or california or new jersey or almost half of the states, you're talking about another 8 to 10%. so we're talking about a tax system in the united states where over half of americans high incomes will be taxed by the government. we a
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 1:00pm EDT
committee. friday in montana and others. and our preference is to work through this process and hopefully come out with the bill that has agreement amon. >> do expect any republicans to vote on this bill? >> think many would like to see some health care reform. i trust the the three republicans working in the senate finance committee are doing so in good faith. i have no reason to believe they are not. >> how was it that you think you can achieve a bipartisan bill when it seems you're having trouble achieving a partisan bill? with the divisions between the democratic party right now, between the blue dogs and of the progressives in the house? >> i think that -- there blue dogs on the energy and commerce committee that voted out a bill on the house side before we left for recess. so i think this notion that it is impossible even to get agreement on our side on what a health care plan looks like belies the notion of this is a piece of legislation that went through not one, not two, but three committees on the house side. i think the notion that we cannot get something done like that just is
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2009 1:00pm EDT
, the first family will visit the bozeman area of montana. an august 15, they will travel to yellowstone, wyoming and grand junction, colorado. they will then travel to the grand canyon and phoenix, ariz. on august 16 and return to washington, d.c. on monday, august 17. the first family's visit to the national parks occurred during a fee-freeing weekend for our national parks. this is encouraging all people, including the many cynical people that sit on the right end of the front row, my right end of the front row, excuse me. we encourage them to go and visit the national parks. you have to pay. everybody else is exempt. he has been to yellowstone. he tells a story of coming to visit his grandparents that i believe includes stops at yellowstone and grand canyon. it is partly to highlight our national park system and to highlight the weekend where we hope millions of americans will enjoy the national park system and there will be events in addition to some of the stops. we have the best security and the world. yes? >> two topics -- on the economy, the president said in a rose garden that
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
f town hall meetings -- the president will hold one in montana on friday and another in colorado on saturday. it reflects a growing concern within the administration that the most vocal critics of this health-care plans are now dominating the debate. we want to hear from our viewers today on what they think about the tunnel meetings going on across the nation. if you want to call in on the republican line, you can also send us an e-mail or a comment on twitter. following up. "wall street journal" are also discussing the meeting in portsmouth, this reporter writes, the town hall meeting here was the first of three this week as the president tried to regain his footing. it features the largest protest of the obama presidency. mr. obama has acknowledged for weeks that passing a plan to rein in health-care spending, and the other concerns about reform would be difficult. inside of portsmouth high school obama faced a from the crowd, so much so that he sought out of questioners. participants were picked from a lottery. outside the gathering verged on a street brawl. the opposing force
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
if they would be hostile as just skeptical. host: the forum took place in belgra belgrade, montana. it is a place where there is big enough to have 1,300 people there and question the president. it is bozeman the. host: will there be an opportunity to talk about it more over the break? guest: in their event more give and take there because they're smaller events, tends to be different. security with the presidential visit. you know, some people are accusing the administration of trying to sort of back the crowd in new hampshire. they simply deny that they're stacking the crowd. i think when you add another senator or member of congress, you get more -- it is a little bit more informal. sometimes the give and take is a little bit rougher. host: matthew daley thank you for being on the "washington journal" this morning. guest: happy to do it. host: back to the phone and regarding our discussion regarding the america that emerged from woodstock. the concert took place 40 years ago this week in bethel new york, a farming area outside of new york city. diane writes, the woodstock genera
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2009 7:00am EDT
of reform. that tends to be, by the way, in those states -- wyoming, montana -- those who have gas and oil and their economy has been fairly stable through this period of downturn for the rest of the country. host: put on your hat as former supervisor of fairfax county and the work -- if you are a school administrator in me get this money, what happens in 2011 or 2012? guest: exacta. that is the concern that has been stated. they are frightened to death of the funding cliff. what happens after the stimulus dollars on out? they are concerned about retaining staff that they know they will have to let go in one year or two years. or starting programs that are going to require that level of funding and then a year or two, they will not have that level of funding. what happens then? i kentucky in the 27 years of superintendent, the worst thing you can do is start a successful program and then say, we have to stop this program because we don't have the money. it does not work well in most communities. host: percentage wise -- and i know it varies -- how much money comes from local and regional g
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 7:00am EDT
is the major players. very close to the hospitals. senator bacus, very close to the hospitals in montana. cuts in nursing homes and health agencies. on a proportionately basis. i don't want you to get into debate here, for the point of seniors, benefits are not changing. paying nursing home less for their posthospital stay, ising that go to affect your care? they're trying to slow the growth rate saying, if we are going to cover 47 million people the money has got to come from some place. ising that going to affect benefits -- is that going to affect benefits? it could. host: what's a d.r.g. guest: diagnosis related group. host: what is it and how is it part of medicare part a? comboip there was reform in the early 1980's. if you were a hospital you sent in your costs for everything, the nurses, the laundry list, medicare paid your cost. it led to rampant inflation. congress said we're going to figure out what the cost of a heart bypass operation is, everything, and we are going to tell the hospital in philadelphia that your total costs are $50,000 on average. call us later. so the average hos
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
with a rancher this weekend. he has an easement he has helped facilitate important wildlife values in montana. very clear examples of how we can partner between the public and private sector to advance environmental values. i think there are opportunities along the lines. we can work with the agricultural community to make sure that those lands are part of the solution. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. secretary strickland, first of all, thank you for your service as the united states attorney. weak u.s. attorneys need to stick together. also, please pass our regards to our friend and colleague secretary salazar. you just mentioned wildlife. i am understand what life adaptation amendments that accompanied previous senate legislation in the climate change area are gathering broad bipartisan and multi-regional support. is that your observation? >> it is, senator. that is an important role, frankly, we believe for department of the interior. obviously, the apartment of agricultural -- agriculture as well. this is one of our responsibilities that we have with the public lands, and more broad
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 10:00am EDT
the record? >> we had two of town halls leader in the week, one in montana 81 in colorado. -- and one in colorado. the president will be back here for a bit and have some down time for his family. i don't doubt we will take this battle of in some earnestness in september, but i don't think there are any specific venue announcements. the president believes the format of the town hall and the ability to discuss directly with people what their concerns are, he finds to be tremendously valuable. >> is he concerned this misinformation machine continues and the record cannot be corrected, that it could make it more difficult to get health care reform? >> if the debate is dominated by something that is not true, of course. i don't think the president believes that when all is said and done that most people will make their decisions on something that is false and that has been said as false. i rant on cable a little bit in answering another question. take a couple questions at a town hall meeting. you guys have shown enough video of people with people withthe bill. take one of those concerns
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 10:30am EDT
yesterday, i held a town hall in belgrade, montana, and we had a pretty good crowd. some were big supporters of reform. some had concerns and questions. some were completely skeptical. i got tough questions, but even though montanans had strong opinions, they did not shout at one another. they were there to listen. that reflects the american people and what our democracy is about, more than what has been covered on tv these last few days. that is why i thank all of you for being here today. i am going to take a bunch of questions, but before i do, i want to talk about what health insurance reform will mean for you. there is a lot of misunderstandings of there. first of all, what we are proposing is a common-sense set of consumer protections for people with health insurance. people with private health insurance. i expect that after reform passes, the vast majority of americans are still going to be getting their insurance from private insurers. we have to have some protections in place for people like nathan, people like you. so insurance companies will no longer be able to place an arbitrary
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 8:00pm EDT
at it if we want to reach across the country, that's why the president was in montana yesterday in a community not considered typically democrat. he's reaching everywhere to engage the american people because there's not person in this country that isn't touched by healthcare or who right now is not adversely effected by the current healthcare system and it's growing worse every day. that's really the effort to reach out that we're talking about. [applause] >> okay. this question, kind of touches on the seriousness of the debates happening. there's a feeling there's a substance and a lot of noise taking up air time. from jack and jill politics. do you believe the birthers are a, crazy b, racist or,c both. those are your options. [laughs] >> interesting options. i mean come on you guys. this is ridiculous. of course he was born in the united states. unless they don't want to think of hawaii as the united states and maybe some people don't view that. but i think that, i mean the good thing about our country is everybody crazy or not is allowed to have a voice. that's what we do and i wasn't ca
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 11:00pm EDT
's why the president was in montana yesterday in a community not considered typically democrat. he's reaching everywhere to engage the american people because there's not person in this country that isn't touched by healthcare or who right now is not adversely effected by the current healthcare system and it's growing worse every day. that's really the effort to reach out that we're talking about. [applause] >> okay. this question, kind of touches on the seriousness of the debates happening. there's a feeling there's a substance and a lot of noise taking up air time. from jack and jill politics. do you believe the birthers are a, crazy b, racist or,c both. those are your options. [laughs] >> interesting options. i mean come on you guys. this is ridiculous. of course he was born in the united states. unless they don't want to think of hawaii as the united states and maybe some people don't view that. but i think that, i mean the good thing about our country is everybody crazy or not is allowed to have a voice. that's what we do and i wasn't calling them crazy, i was just saying ev
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
in montana, but in grand junction, it is the example he used for the funding needed to be -- i'm sorry, the subsidy that needed to be cut. >> the drive for competition, for instance, like blue cross blue shield in and out -- in alabama, was ever considered to sweep away so that the private sector can go in there, like aetna and others the experts that is largely what is envisioned through a healthy exchange. _ -- like edna and others? >> that is largely what is envisioned three health exchange. the vast majority of people receive their health care benefits through their employers through private entities. the president is building on that system in health care reform, but part of what the president believes howç to hapn is we have to broaden some of those closed markets with that choice in camp -- and competition. if not, you will not be able to drive down costs and provide health care. >> what is the competition have to come through the government? why can't it come through private insurers? >> it does not have to, but i have lived in alabama. it is a decent market. there are a lot
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 11:00pm EDT
and hannah montana. here is the amazing thing. those people in the top income category will pay this higher tax -- 2/3 of those are small business owners and operators. how are you going to get more jobs of any tax that employers that create the jobs? one last thing. i use my time but this is important. we have to overcome this class warfare rhetoric. the idea that the rich are evil is a cancer cell in our public dialogue bi. if we do the income-tax increase for the health care and then we do -- a unit of president obama want to move back to the old tax rates? [unintelligible] we are talking about a tax system in the united states for over half of america's high income will be taxed by the government. we are right back in the 1970's. how many of you remember when we had double digit inflation? what about 20% mortgage interest rates? what about gasoline lines? the next eight weeks or maybe the most critical times for our country in the last 50 years. i mean that. we have to say no to bailout. we have to say no to obama care and no to cap and trade. if you can help achieve that comic you will
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 10:00am EDT
in montana. it was the beginning. we all know about that now. host: your enthusiasm is bubbling over and we can tell you had a lot of fun with this story. here is the book -- "fdr v. the constitution: the court-packing fight and the triumph of democracy." thanks to him for being with us, and for you for watching. have a great rest of the day. . . >> the impact of slowing medicare spending on its seniors. c-span2 is showing it live. president obama is talking to various groups about health care today. he will be a guest on a radio program this afternoon. we will have live coverage here on c-span as the show broadcast from washington d.c. the president is expected for 1:10 p.m. eastern. >> as the health care conversation continues, c-span's healthcare hub is a key resource. follow the latest tweets and l inks. keep up-to-date with town hall meetings and even upload your opinion about health care with a citizen video. the health care hub at c- span.org. >>gene taylor hosts a town hall meeting to talk about veterans' issues and hurricane katrina. lawmakers are holding a similar meetings this mo
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2009 10:00am EDT
or montana or colorado. i think he continues to be very resolved in getting something done on this issue. the president continues to believe that the worst possible outcome is doing nothing because we know what happens when we do nothing. we know that premiums are going to continue to skyrocket, 14,000 people a day are going to lose their proper insurance, but small businesses are going to lose their ability to provide coverage. the leader of the drop the idea of covering employees or drop the number of employees that are covered. and we know that insurance companies are going to continue to discriminate based on whether or not they believe someone has a pre-existing condition or make a determination about whether someone is too sick to receive coverage. that is what doing nothing will do. the president is determined that we will do something to move this process along. >> you are probably aware that a conservative true " -- a conservative group took a shot at the president right as he was leaving for his vacation. i was wonderingpt if you have a response to that, and the larger respons
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 8:00pm EDT
. senator bacus, very close t the hospitals in montana. cuts in nursing homes and health agencies. on a proportionately basis. i don't want you to get into debate here, for the point of seniors, benefits are not changing. paying nursing home less for their posthospital stay, ising that go to affect your care? they're trying to slow the growth rate saying, if we are going to cover 47 million people the money has got to come from some place. ising that going to affect benefits -- is that going to affect benefits? it could. host: what's a d.r.g. guest: diagnosis related group. host: what is it and how is it part of medicare part a? comboip there was reform in the early 1980's. if you were a hospital you sent in your costs for everything, the nurses, the laundry list, medicare paid your cost. it led to rampant inflation. congress said we're going to figure out what the cost of a heart bypass operation is, everything, and we are going to tell the hospital in philadelphia that your total costs are $50,000 on average. call us later. so the average hospital stay is 10 days, you make it wo
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2009 10:30am EDT
meetings in montana, north of wyoming, and then in colorado, south of wyoming and said that if you have a program you like, you can keep and in the same speech, he said we would eliminate medicare advantage which is to 10 million american citizens. i am sure there are people like you today -- we really have 3000 in wyoming -- when they put the program in place, it was intended for people in cities and people in rural communities. that is louisiana. i had the privilege to tour the newly opened new orleans state medical university medical area. it is stated the art. doctors around the world will come their to learn things about computer simulations surgery. i am an orthopedic surgeon. it is beautiful what they have therefore cardiologists and for general surgeons and four medical students, four nurses, positions, it is absolutely incredible. they also have a program to help train physicians to practice in rural louisiana, to help them go through a program with help for their tuition so they will stay after they've graduate to be pediatricians, obstetricians, primary-care doctors that we n
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. >> president obama will be in montana this afternoon for a town hall meeting on his health- care plan. a rally is planned in belgrade, montana. organizers are expecting up to 500 people. you can see live coverage on c- span2 at 3:00 p.m. eastern. bloggers our meeting in pittsburgh. at 7:40 p.m., a conference by the americans for prosperity foundation. a two-day meeting on techniques for online activism. "booktv" primetime, tonight an in-depth interview with christopher buckley, the author of 14 books, including, thank you for smoking, and the latest is losing -- "losing mum and pop." supreme court justice sonia sotomayor was at the white house -- we will show it as part of america and the courts. >> 40 years ago this weekend, half a million people gathered for woodstock. saturday, co-founder michael lang takes us behind the scenes. >> how is c-span funded? >> the u.s. government. >> private benefactors. >> i don't know. i think some is government. >> it is not public. >> probably donations. >> i want to say, from me, my tax dollars. >> how is c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 8:00pm EDT
in belgrade, indiana, some were supporters of concern, some had -- in belgrade, montana, some were supporters of reform, some had questions, even though montanans had strong opinions they didn't shout at one another, they were there to listen and hareflects the american people and what our democracy is about, a lot more than what's been covered on tv these last few days and that's why i thank all of you whether you are for or against health care reform for being here today. now, i'm going to take a bunch of questions, but before i do i want to just talk about what health insurance reform will mean for you, because there is a lot of misunderstandings out there. first of all, what we're proposing is a commonsense set of consumer protections for people with health insurance. people with private health insurance. i expect that after reform passes, the vast majority of americans are still going to be getting their insurance from private insurers, so we've got to have some protections in place for people like me, people like you, so insurance companies will no longer be able to place an arbitrary c
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2009 1:00pm EDT
this friday in montana, and saturday in colorado. ♪ ♪ ♪ tonight we will bring you another town hall meeting from senator cardin. we will show all of it to you tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. this morning on "washington journal," we talked to the assistant managing editor of the "wall street journal." he joined us for about a half hour. host: who is winning the health care debate? guest: that is a good question. i think you could make a good argument that nobody is winning the health care debate. it has morphed in the last month that it is hard to know. i think the white house is not winning, but that does not mean they are losing the health-care debate, if i can draw a fine line. what has happened is there has been a enough opposition to the plan that the house drum up. there is no barack obama health care plan, there is a bill in the house and another in the senate. somewhere in there are the things that the white house wants to have accomplished. i think what the opposition over the past month has done is make everyone realize that what comes out of congress will be smaller, less
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 1:00pm EDT
world where doctors and patients make decisions, absolutely. he said it sitting in air hangar in montana. >> is a private practice your government bureaucracy? >> we don't want the government making health care decisions for doctors and individuals. the president does not believe health insurance companies should make those determinations either. when they decide that you are too sick or when they decide -- i am sure you could go on the air and get 100 yours to call in who have dealt with their insurance company and found that they have had to go through extra paper work because originally a tree and was denied or some extra hurdle was put in place that they had to jump over in order to receive the treatment that they deserved. that should not happen. what in the world is that? those decisions should not be made by someone sitting in the cuban government or someone sitting in a cubicle in an insurance company. >> the president says is not -- >> we will take you live to the democratic national committee headquarters where president barack obama will talk with party activists on health car
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 1:00pm EDT
over the place, anyone who has access to this website. to be able to take what a colleague in montana or florida or new hampshire has done and use it or create your own new lesson plan from it will be a unique feature. it will create new community on docsteach, as well. we're looking forward to seeing that. >> one last question. you see that the workers are beginning to come users. -- ec that these lurkers are becoming users? as people are on the site, do they become more comfortable answer to contribute? >> yes, i think it is important to post as much variety as possible. the people that come on this side who are reading and viewing, they might not just have something like a question that has been posed but they have strong feelings about certain subjects. something you post later, they might or might feel more comfortable. i think it is important to post a variety of questions about a variety of topics requiring a variety of answers. we don't want every answer to be an essay that someone needs to record sometimes, it should be yes or no because those cures are more likely to china a
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